Currency exposure

Because of the its international operations, SAS is exposed to the fluctuations of several currencies. Currency exposure is managed by hedging on an ongoing basis 40-80% of SAS’ deficit currencies based on a 12-month rolling liquidity forecast.

SAS has on balance a number of surplus currencies, with deficits mainly in USD. The reason for that is that expenses such as jet fuel, aircraft leasing and many spare parts are prices in USD. SAS’ main revenue currencies are NOK and SEK.

Estimated currency breakdown, net, of operating income (EBITDA) in November 2015 – October 2016

Surplus currency Value MSEK Deficit currency Value MSEK
NOK 6,500 USD 10,100
SEK 4,000 EUR -600
GBP 500
JPY 300
DKK -0
Other 1,200